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Small Down Lane, May morning and more art by Luke Piper

Small Down Lane, May morning, May 2020
61 x 61 cm (h x w)
GBP 3 200
Watercolour
gouache pastel & ink with clear resin on paper mounted on board
for sale
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This resin paintings encapsulates elements of a morning in spring spent on the lane up to the Bronze Age camp. Steep banks carpeted wild garlic dappled with spring sunshine. It also represents features of the other Planet Paintings from the show.

The work requires the materials to freely blend, bleed and evolve within the surrounding black background and are based on the pallet of the lanes and byways compositions. As well as impressions of familiar landscape they are views though a microscope and in to space – to the frontiers of our war with nature.

The thought in my mind is that through abstracting the natural patterns I hope to find a more universal language to describe how transient yet universally connected things are. The circular planet paintings are really the next step in attempting to encapsulate all within the whole. They are a telescopic, microscopic and kaleidoscopic perspective exploring our relationship with nature and wilderness in the context of urgent and changing times. They are like planets or moons; at the same time, they represent microbiological events such as the infection of a cell by a Nova virus and the consequential effects.

more from Luke Piper

Lane near Bruton v.2, October 2020
52 x 69.4 cm (h x w)
Signed limited edition print in bespoke handmade frame. Gilcèe on Hahnemuhle Etching 310gsm paper

Songline meiosis ll, April 2020
60 x 60 cm (h x w)
Oil on 365gsm Arches paper laid on board with coloured resin

Nova Corona, March 2020
55 x 57 cm (h x w)
Watercolour
gouache & ink on Arches Aquarelle 300gsm CP

Lane at Long Knoll, 30th May 2020
76 x 56 cm (h x w)
Watercolour
Gouache
pastel
pencil & ink on Arches Aquarelle 300gsm CP

Songline l, rockshelter, April 2020
60 x 60 cm (h x w)
Oil on 365gsm Arches paper mounted on board with coloured resin

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